RAWALPINDI - The encroachers have virtually occupied Tench Bhatta and People’s Colony Bazaar, which contribute to hours long traffic jams.  Though, a number of anti-encroachment drives were launched by the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) anti-encroachment staff but the situation never changed in the bazaar as encroachment reappear soon after operation against encroachers.

The traffic remains blocked at main Tench Bhatta road from Peoples Colony Chowk to Chongi No.22 as the shopkeepers have encroached both sides of the road.

The traffic mess on the road creates problems for pedestrians and motorists.

Residents said that the authorities should come up with an effective strategy and concerned officials should pay surprise visits at different times in the day to remove the encroachments.